I am a big fan of Middle eastern/Mediterranean foods and flavors. My first job in a what most would consider professional kitchen was in an upscale Mediterranean restaurant. I still have occasional work nightmares from my time working there because I was very green, but eventually moved up to one of the lead chefs. In the time I spent there, it introduced me to some dishes and recipes that I was familiar with so I learned a lot. Recipes using grape leaves like dolmas, tzatziki, escalivada, Spanish tapas and sauces like romesco and charmoula were new to me but became some of my favorites.
I am excited you are here. This blog started with an idea to share what I enjoy cooking, eating and experiences that make life exhilarating. I Have cooked professionally for years, but went through a career change a while back. Cooking and good food is still a big passion of mine.
This blog is also about activities and thrilling adventures. Being an active person, I believe we live our best lives when we are out finding new experiences, spending time with friends, family and pushing ourselves to our physical limits. It is my goal to inspire you to try some of the activities I enjoy doing and provide tips to get the most out of it.
In life and in cooking there are certain formulas and recipes to follow to get the best results. However you can’t always follow the rules, have to adapt to situations to get the best results. The thing to keep in mind is that you try to get the best out of everything you do. That is what this blog is about in a nut-shell, to try new things and enjoy the journey along the way.